12 - Tanya Baker
Tanya Baker
Year: So.
Hometown: Cheney, Wash.
High School: Cheney HS '10
Position: M/D
Experience: 1L

2010: One of five EWU freshmen named to the Big Sky All-Academic team. Played in 11 of Eastern’s 17 games, including one start in the midfield. Tallied four shots total on the year, with one on frame. Played a season-high 75 minutes in the season opener against CSU-Bakersfield (Aug. 27).

High School: Four-year letterwinner out of Cheney High School. Led the Blackhawks to a second-place finish at the 2009 WIAA 2A State Championships, while helping the team to the quarterfinals in 2007 and 2008. Named to the 2A All-State Honorable Mention team as a senior. Earned Great Northwest League First-Team honors in 2009 and Second-Team honors in 2008. CHS won the 2006 and 2007 GNL championship, while taking home the district title in 2008. Baker was selected as her team’s most valuable defensive player in 2006, 2008 and 2009. Also played for the Spokane Shadow soccer club, which made a run to the Washington State Youth Soccer Association quarterfinals in 2008-09. Named a scholar athlete all four years at CHS and earned the school’s Academic Achievement Award from 2006-09. Also a member of the National Honor Society.

 Personal: Daughter of Mark and Debra Baker. Majoring in exercise science.

2010: One of five EWU freshmen named to the Big Sky All-Academic team. Played in 11 of Eastern’s 17 games, including one start in the midfield. Tallied four shots total on the year, with one on frame. Played a season-high 75 minutes in the season opener against CSU-Bakersfield (Aug. 27).

 

High School: Four-year letterwinner out of Cheney High School. Led the Blackhawks to a second-place finish at the 2009 WIAA 2A State Championships, while helping the team to the quarterfinals in 2007 and 2008. Named to the 2A All-State Honorable Mention team as a senior. Earned Great Northwest League First-Team honors in 2009 and Second-Team honors in 2008. CHS won the 2006 and 2007 GNL championship, while taking home the district title in 2008. Baker was selected as her team’s most valuable defensive player in 2006, 2008 and 2009. Also played for the Spokane Shadow soccer club, which made a run to the Washington State Youth Soccer Association quarterfinals in 2008-09. Named a scholar athlete all four years at CHS and earned the school’s Academic Achievement Award from 2006-09. Also a member of the National Honor Society.

 

Personal: Daughter of Mark and Debra Baker. Majoring in exercise science.

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